For the price range of under $1000, what computer brand (w/ MS Windows) is your favorite? Any particular reason why?
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Dell's Restore/Recovery systems seem to fail quite a bit so if you do get a dell remember to make your own factory image cd , HP I would agree but after 3 - 6 months they charge for customer service .
Phillip - that is great advice. I've mostly had HPs and all were fairly decent (except for my last one). Good advice about reloading the operating system on there as well. Thank you!
I usually stick with HP. All of mine have been great except for the one I'm using right now! :) Could be just the bad one in the batch.
I think I had compaq as my first computer and it was awful! (That was a long time ago though). :)
We've had a few Acers too. One was great, but after two years, completely died. I've never owned a Dell but we've used them at work before. Thanks for your answer. Good to consider these options.
I haven't looked into those either! Thanks for the advice.
Haha! I like your opening line. Good information to know. Thank you for clarifying that it is cheaper as well. I think that is a major component for many people.
When one is not a "techie" (which I'm definitely not), it helps to have a friend who IS either a self-taught techie or an IT pro to help selecting computer components. I was lucky enough to have the latter.
Good advice for those who can put one together. As far as cost goes, if you compare to a store-bought computer with the same specs, is it more or less expensive to manufacture yourself?
If you go to the right places and get your computer parts/equipment then no it would be cheaper. But if you are looking for some type of gaming computer you have to think that even if you use more money at least you have that guarantee of what you
When I bought the DELL desktop I'm still using ten years later, I selected the components and Dell put together a computer (CPU, wide-screen flat monitor, peripherals) that pleased me from the beginning. An IT pro helped me with component selection.
Anisha- One day, maybe I will switch to a mac. I know they never have any issues! I've been on PC's for so long though- resistant to change!
Just remember that OSX is a fork of BSD which is a fork of Unix, just like Linux is, and Linux is free :) just sayin' (I've been using Linux as my main OS for years)
SuperKev is correct in that under the covers OSX (mac's OS ) is really Unix (BSD) based. As a user unless you really try you will never get into the guts of Unix on a Mac. Personally I'm switching all my PC's to Mac's .
I do have a hub on the subject if you would like to take a look :)
Sony is one I haven't tried at all yet, either at home or business. I always wondered if they were reputable. I haven't graduated to windows 8 yet. So far, I'm not fond of it.
I have tried using windows, it's fine but I am still in love with windows 7. Windows 8 is convenient for tablets, or for computer with touchscreen features.
I think maybe this time , you need to give sony a chance:) I am a happy user of Sony lol
I won't laugh- most of mine have been pavilions too! I didn't like Vista, but Iiked 7...an I actually didn't mind XP. I haven't upgraded to 8 yet, mainly because the screen annoys me and I'm not used to it yet. :)
Don't feel bad, I just _this week_ switched from XP to Windows 7 :) Being a Linux user I had no compelling need to switch. But I could not refuse a free copy of Win 7 and made the switch, it was time.